Thursday, May 12, 2011

Is That a Question?

Things have been exciting writing-wise around here lately. I received first-round revision notes from my editor for my 2012 novel and I'm planning my upcoming trip to New Mexico to research the setting of my work-in-progress.

So I'm being pulled in two directions because I'm eager to make plans for my trip, research destinations and take notes for my WIP, but I also want to immerse myself in revisions!  It's a fun conflict to have, I'll admit.

Here is one wise nugget from my editor's notes I thought I'd share with you all. He said that the rhetorical questions scattered throughout my manuscript were like a scaffolding that helped me move the story forward as I was imagining it.  Now that the story is finished, I can remove the scaffolding.  I think that's brilliant so I shall delete all the rhetorical questions.

Or shall I?




3 comments:

  1. Sounds like things are moving forward, which is exciting :) Best of luck with all the editing and researching and writing, all that goods stuff.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  2. Thanks so much, Sarah, and thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  3. AH! Here it is: the why of the NM trip. :) Sorry I've missed all your excitement.

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